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Maucher Jenkins has built a team of outstanding professionals, recognised experts in intellectual property law, science and technology, working across multiple industry sectors and legal jurisdictions.

Reuben Jacob

Partner - Patents | Head of Life Sciences

Chartered Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Honours degree in microbiology and genetics, University of London



Reuben has built up a wealth of experience in advising clients operating in the fields of biotechnology, medtech, medical device patents and chemistry, including representing industrial clients, universities and research organisations. His special interest is in helping SMEs enhance their businesses by the creation of strategies for the acquisition, organisation and exploitation of their intellectual property rights. In terms of specialist technologies, Reuben has a particular interest in fungal genetics/technologies, medical device patents, medtech and laboratory instrumentation such as thermalcyclers and lab-on-a-chip devices.


Over the years Reuben has gained considerable experience in conducting oppositions and appeals before the European Patent Office, including appearing at oral proceedings before the Examining Division, Opposition Divisions and Appeal Boards. He is experienced in intellectual property litigation, both in a support role in the UK and in the co-ordination of Europe-wide litigation strategies including enforcement and litigation support in Germany.


Reuben is a member of:


- FICPI and is a former FICPI UK Exco Delegate.

- AIPPI and a regular Observer at the APAA World Congress.
- Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.


He was ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star in 2016, 2017, 2018 and in 2019.




Contributing author to:


'Handbook of Intellectual Property Management',  Kogan Page and UKIPO.

'Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Inventions',  Edited by Duncan Bucknell, Oxford University Press.


Interests outside work:


Reuben's out of office interests include fly-fishing, skiing and shooting.

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